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Skilling for Recovery

*Fee free training for more eligible students under the NSW Government's COVID-19 Recovery Plan



Build the future with work skills

The NSW Government's Skilling for Recovery initiative offers fee-free and low-fee training options to eligible students to boost skills development across full and part qualifications. The aim of the Skilling for Recovery program is to support Australia's economic recovery through the development of workforce skills that businesses need to sustain our economic development.

Skilling for Recovery means more opportunities for rural and regional people to take part in fully-funded, local training that will increase their chances of getting first-time employment or help them upskill to meet changing job requirements. Contact us to find out if you're eligible for Skilling for Recovery funded training.

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Meet Isaac Wood

Isaac commenced his training in the Certificate III in Individual Support - Ageing Specialisation early in 2021, enrolling at the popular Bingara Campus.

"Most of my family have done support work throughout their life and said it was very rewarding being able to help out in the community. The training has already helped me acquire a job at a local aged care facility, long before finishing my course. This is helping me get used to the environment I will be working in when I do become fully qualified."

White Card

You need a white card if you're a worker and you want to carry out construction work. To get a white card you must first complete general construction induction training with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). If you have a white card but haven't carried out construction work for two consecutive years or more you'll need to retrain.

*Fee free

Forklift and White Card

If you need to operate a forklift truck at work you'll need a forklift licence. Before you can apply for a national licence to perform high risk work to operate a forklift, you must first complete training to safely operate a forklift truck with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Training will be conducted under realistic workplace conditions.

*Fee free

Working in high and confined spaces, white card and CPR

There are a range of work activities you need to be licensed for before you can carry out the work.This course covers training in four construction-related activities including working safely at heights, working in confined spaces, the white card and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

*Fee free

First Aid and CPR

First aid is the immediate treatment given to someone suffering from an injury or illness until advanced care is accessed or the individual recovers. Workplaces must provide first aid equipment and trained first aiders. To be a first aider, you should hold a nationally recognised qualification issued by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

*Fee free

Why our students study with us




Achieve goals

96% of Smart and Skilled students who trained at Community College Northern Inland in 2018 reported they achieved their main reason for training.

Get satisfaction

Smart and Skilled students who trained at Community College Northern Inland in 2018 reported a satisfaction score of 4.09 out of 5.

Reap the rewards

89% of Smart and Skilled students who trained at Community College Northern Inland in 2018 reported they achieved at least one employment benefit.

Grow as a person

96% of Smart and Skilled students who trained at Community College Northern Inland in 2018 reported they achieved at least one personal benefit.

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